Monday, 17 December 2012

Playing around with Paint, Paper and Portfolio work

So today's post is just a quick update to my project work. I am happy to say that it is coming along nicely and I have developed a lot throughout the process. I have experimented with different styles and methods of detailed textile work and want to further build my understanding of the industry - degree level!!!!! My UCAS was sent off recently and have got a response already, which I am thrilled about. I hope that in the interview I will learn from others but will be able to educate them also with my own personal style and individuality. Wish me luck!!!

So I  basically wanted to experiment with a load of different patterns and had this book lying around so thought - why not. For those of you who are interested in this, it is very simple!
Take a large clump of pages and curve them round (different sizes each time) and paper clip them together, leaving some rough bits of paper out for a full effect. Eventually the whole book will curve round to make a circular shape. All I did next was splat a load of white paint on and printed it onto some brown rough textured paper. 

Some other exciting news I attended an amazing 50th birthday party on Saturday night. This woman and her family are extremely talented and excel in music - so it was very fitting for this party to be partly a concert, where numerous people performed ranging from her children to professional musicians playing incredible music! Along with the programme, the decorations were amazing! It was held in a Church which gave the musicians great acoustics but the decorations made the large and tall ceilings very cosy and intimate. Here are some photos:

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Mum baked a traditional Russian cake called Medovik for the occasion

Russian themed decorations


Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Alexander Wang

Hi all, 
I came across Alexander Wang's Resort 2013 Women's Ready-to-Wear Collection which I admire. I think the garments are simple yet elegant and subtly accentuate the body at the same time. The colour palette has also been kept not too vigorous or bright, which I again find aesthetically pleasing. Here are some photos, let me know what you think! 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Getting the chills

Seasons Greetings, it has been about a week or so and I want to share some updates with you. My project is coming along swiftly, but along with that I am almost ready to send off my UCAS. I am very excited to see the outcome! 

So December is filled with some sort of atmosphere like no other which I personally love, and it keeps me extremely busy. Last Saturday I performed at Newbold college's annual Christmas Concert and the turnout was amazing, big shout out to my friend Peter M-S for using his precious time to organise everything. I performed a song called 'Jesus what a wonderful child' the John Legend rendition. A video will be up soon!

So I was doing a bit of online window shopping to try and get a few ideas for Christmas presents and I came across a few garments such as thick knitwear and blouses flourished with different coloured and warm patterns to really keep you warm during this period. Here are a few examples. 

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If you want to go for something more simple without all these patterns I would suggest looking at Zara or MANGO. I have been especially observant of how unique and simple their garments are and how they consist of very good quality materials. 

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More to come soon, have a great week!
Karina Xo